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Trinity Stamps – You’re Totally Amazing

I want to start off with a big Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads out there. I’m so lucky to have an incredible dad and my daughter is super lucky to have one too! These men have supported me through thick and thin and I appreciate them more than words!

That brings me to my card share today. This is the card I made my husband for Father’s Day.

To make this card I started with stamping and coloring my image from Trinity Stamps’ Totally Amazing. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out and found some coordinating cardstock to the markers I used.

I trimmed the cardstock down into thin strips and adhered them to a base. After I filled it up, I trimmed the edges down to 4×5.25. This panel is popped up on a white card base with foam tape.

Then I die cut a stitched circle from iridescent vellum and glued my image to it. Next, I glued it to the card front. I did it in this order so I could hide the glue behind the stamped image.

I still thought it needed a little something so I pulled out Trinity Stamps’ So Appreciative and used the banner die with a small sentiment. I colored it with copics, glued it together and then to the card front.

Since this is a masculine card I held off on the glitter but I want you all to know it was painful and against my better judgement. Lol.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook June Release Day

Hello everyone! I hope you enjoyed Newton’s Nook reveal week and have hopped over to buy some new goodies for your stash since everything is on sale today!

I was having so much fun creating, my husband came to check on me one night and had a hilarious idea. I couldn’t resist creating it and wanted to share it with you today.

We both loved the G.O.A.T. sentiment and he thought the goat really needed to go in the tractor’s trailer. I told him the proportions were off and when I showed him to prove my point we both cracked up so much that I just had to do it.

To create my card, I stamped, colored and die cut my images from Bleat and Farming Fun and set them aside. I pulled out the Framework dies and Sunscape stencil again and inked it up. This time after I inked the dirt and yellow part of the sun, I rotated the stencil and used it like a mask to add a little blue sky too.

There are a few layers to this card. I started with a white cardbase and glued a brown panel directly to it measuring 4 1/8×5 3/8. Then the green panel is popped up with foam tape and measures 4×5.25 which is the same size as the framework stenciled panel. That is also popped up with foam tape. Finally the images were glued together with liquid glue and popped up with foam squares.

Finally I die cut a flag from Frames and Flags and heat embossed the first half of my sentiment on it in white. This is popped up with foam squares. The second half of the sentiment is stamped inside the card.

Last I moved on to finishing touches which were pretty simple. I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout. Then I finished it off with glossy accents on all the shiny parts of the tractor and trailer, along with the goat’s bell and horns.

Cheers to being silly with your spouse and ending up with a fabulous card as the outcome. I hope you enjoyed the week and are able to pick up some new goodies to play with.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 4

I hope you’ve enjoyed all the previews so far. Today we have two last ones to share with you before everything goes on sale for you to purchase first thing tomorrow! A Newton’s Nook release wouldn’t be complete without a new Newton image, so we’ve got that covered, and then we have another great floral image to add to that collection too.

Porch Swing Friends

Roses

First up I wanted to share the card I made with Porch Swing Friends. I just think it’s so sweet and it makes me wish I had a big porch with a swing like this to relax on.

Given the shape of the image I knew right away I wanted to make a square card so I pulled out my Frames Squared dies and cut some layers out. The scalloped panel is inked with the Clouds stencil and each of the layers are popped up with foam tape. I stamped, colored and die cut my image and then used my MISTI to stamp my sentiment. For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents and glossy accents to their noses. This scene is so sweet and relaxing, I just love it! And that sentiment…remember it from earlier in the week? I used it on one of my Bleat cards on Tuesday. It’s so great and versatile to use all the time.

Next up I am excited to share this beautiful card featuring the new Roses stamps and dies.

I started by actually coloring three roses and die cutting them all. I had an idea of filling the fence line with them but it cluttered up too much and I wanted you to see the cool mountains in the background. So now I have two extra roses to make other fun cards with. Bonus!

I used the Frames and Flags dies along with the Fence die, Land Borders dies and Mountains stencil to create my scene. After I inked up my stenciled panel I used texture paste on the mountains and set it aside to dry. I thought the yellow panel was a little plain so I added some Petite Flowers stenciled in yellow ink for a subtle texture. You know my by now, the layers are adhered with foam tape for that great dimension and the scene is all attached with liquid glue. I really find that this helps with the inked panels. It just sticks better.

I wanted to keep the sentiment simple so I just used the Hello stamp on a die cut banner from the Banner Trio dies and inked it with the same blue in the sky for consistency.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and I really feel like this card is home. The mountains and roses with lush green grass everywhere. It’s super comforting and just makes me happy.

Would you like to win the “Roses” or the “Porch Swing Friends”  Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 3

And the fun just keeps coming!!! Aren’t you just loving everything so far? We really are! Keeping with this fun farm-ish theme, today we get to share this fabulous set called Neigh with you. Bet you can’t guess what’s in it? haha! Bad jokes aside, these horses are adorable! Check them out.

Neigh

Another great set to create with. For today’s card I paired them with both the new Slimline Frames and Portholes (for the scalloped panel) with the Slimline Frames and Windows.

Honestly, I wasn’t totally sure about design for this card so I simply started by stamping and coloring my images with copics. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and started playing around. In the end I used the Plaid stencil on the white window cutouts with dark blue and green inks. I cut the scalloped panel from Slimline Frames and Portholes out of dark green and then cut the frame from Slimline Windows and Frames 2 more times from white and once from dark blue. I adhered all of the frames together for a stacked dimension and glued it to the green scalloped panel. Then I inserted the stenciled windows and popped the whole panel up with foam tape on a white cardbase measuring 3.5×8.5.

I die cut the flag banner from the same green cardstock and heat embossed my sentiment in white. This is popped up with foam squares. The horseshoes underneath are glued directly down. Then each of the horses is popped up with foam squares in the windows below.

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the eyes and white gel pen accents throughout. The horseshoes all have glossy accents for a little shine and this card is all finished.

Would you like to win the “Neigh”  Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 18th at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Cool Beans

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today with this awesome and crazy cool beans birthday card. I was chatting with a crafty friend this weekend and she dared me to go wild and crazy with the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. So I totally accepted and this is what I came up with.

To make this fun card, I started with the background by using Thermoweb transfer gel on the first layer of the Trinity Stamps coffee bean stencil. I let it dry overnight and came back with rainbow shattered glass deco foil. Then I lined up the second layer of the stencil and used black glitz glitter gel on the other half. I just love how this turned out!

Here’s a closer look at the top half of the colors. This is where I pulled the yellow from for one of my coffee cups from the Avery Elle cool beans stamp set.

And then here’s the bottom half where I pulled the blue from for my other coffee cup. I colored those, stamped my sentiments on the sleeves and the clear heat embossed over them. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out and moved on to assembly.

I started with a white cardbase, trimmed a black panel to 4 1/8×5 3/8 and glued it down. Then I trimmed the stenciled panel down to 4×5 1/4 and glued it down too. The coffee cups are popped up with foam squares.

It’s a crazy, fun card and I have plenty of crazy, fun friends who would get a kick out of this wild card.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton’s Nook June Release – Day 2

We’re back at it today with another fabulous reveal for you! Today we have…drum roll…GOATS! Seriously, these are adorable and the sentiments are so great! I had a blast creating with them just like I know you will!

Bleat

Again, I couldn’t stop and I created two cards to share with you today. The first one is really clean and simple so we’ll start there.

For this, I just trimmed down some white cardstock to 4×5.25, stamped my images and colored them with copic markers. The sentiment is a little sneak of what’s coming later in the week. I added black glaze pen to the eyes with white gel pen for highlights all over. Then I finished with a teeny bit of glossy accents on the bell and flower center. The panel is popped up with foam tape and the card is done. Adorable? I think so. ❤

This next card is a little more involved but it’s just soooo cute, it’s totally worth it and was so much fun to create!

Here I finally used the slimline frames and portholes dies. I cut the scalloped piece out of a melon cardstock and set it aside. Then I cut the portholes and a second panel out of white and inked them up with blue and green dye inks. I took the portholes and scored them about 1/4 inch in on different sides so each of my windows opens a different way. Then I placed them in my MISTI and stamped sentiments on them.

I took the images from Bleat, stamped them out and colored them with copics – multiples of some to fill in my scene. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Next it’s time to assemble. Everything here is glued directly to the panels so nothing interferes with the portholes opening and closing. I used a strong tape on the porthole flaps and liquid glue on everything else. The porthole panel is popped up with foam tape on the scalloped panel and that is popped up on a white cardbase that measures 3.5×8.5.

And here is what you see when you open all those cool portholes up! Adorable goats ready to celebrate with the recipient! So much fun!!! I did a few finishing touches by added some glossy accents to things like the cupcakes and flower centers. I kept it simple so you could really focus on the fun portholes opening and closing.

Would you like to win the “Bleat” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton’s Nook – June Release Day 1

I’m so excited that release week for Newton’s Nook is finally here! We all have some amazing inspiration to share with you this week created with another batch of incredible products from Newton’s Nook! Today we’re starting off with Farming Fun stamps and coordinating dies AND two versions of amazing slimline dies, Slimline Frames and Portholes and Slimline Frames and Windows. Check them out!

Slimline Frames and Windows along with Slimline Frames and Portholes

Farming Fun and Coordinating Dies

My cards today don’t feature the new slimline dies but I promise I have some fun ideas with those later on in the week. Today I have two cards featuring Farming Fun and some other awesome Newton’s Nook products. Here’s the first one.

To create this card, I stamped, colored and die cut my truck. Then took a white cardbase and inked some dingy green and brown inks on it. I cut two strips of white cardstock – 4.25×1.5 and 4.25×2.5 and inked one edge brown. Then I splattered the panels with dark brown ink. I stamped my sentiment in the bottom right corner of the bigger one and attached the panels with foam tape. Then I attached the truck the same way and moved on to finishing touches.

I kept those simple with just some glossy accents on the window and “chrome” parts of my farm truck. I absolutely LOVE the puns in this stamp set. They are all so fun. Along with those awesome images.

I was having so much fun with this set that I just kept going with a second card.

For this card, I chose one of the tractors and that cool trailer to color up and die cut. Then I die cut one of the Framework dies and a circle from Circle Frames. I taped of the framework cutout so I could ink only the center with my distress oxides – tumbled glass, mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers – and spritzed it with water. With the circle, I used the Sunscape stencil and some dye inks. I laid out my card to get an idea where I wanted to stamp my sentiments and then stamped them in black ink.

Moving on to assembly, I popped my inked panel up with foam tape on a kraft cardbase and then popped the circle up on that. The tractor and trailer are popped up with foam squares and then I added white gel pen accents. Last, I finished the card off with some glossy accents on those “chrome” pieces again.

This set is so much fun and makes it so easy to create boy cards of all kinds! It’s definitely going to be a staple in my crafting!

Would you like to win the “Farming Fun” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, June 18th, at 9 p.m. EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, June 19th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Paperie Ink – Hello Sunshine Poolside

Happy Friday everyone! We made it through another week! Today I have a bright and happy card to share with you featuring a couple of newer release items from Paperie Ink and Spellbinders.

I fell in love with the entire last release Paperie Ink had and splurged on Mother’s Day to pre-order myself 2 of the new sets. This one – Hello Sunshine – had me immediately wanting a pool to put them in. Well, at almost the same time, Spellbinders had a new release and I picked up Pool with a View on my next ScrapbookPal order.

To create this card, I started with the background, inking picked raspberry and mermaid lagoon distress inks on a panel and spritzing it with water. Then I die cut the inner part of the pool and inked it with mermaid lagoon and spritzed it too. I die cut the outer part of the pool from gray cardstock and lightly inked the edge with black soot for a little dimension and moved on to my images.

I chose a couple of critters and flowers from Hello Sunshine and paired them with leaves from Toucan Party. I colored these with my copics and used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. Then I started working on placement.

Once I had an idea, I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment and started adhering images with liquid glue. I find this works best with panels that have been inked with distress or distress oxides.

Finally, I moved on to finishing touches which were pretty simple. I added white gel pen accents throughout the images, glossy accents to the noses and flower centers and Unicorn Stickles to other flower centers. I also used black glaze pen on the bunny’s eyes to help them shine a little.

This card has me dreaming for summer and a week by a pool with no adulting necessary! Maybe someday. Haha!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Far Out Birthday

Welcome! Have you heard of the Crafty Troop Challenge? It’s a theme challenge held each month over on the Trinity Stamps blog. This month the theme is birthday! All you have to do to play is create a card using Trinity Stamps products (even just one) that fits the theme and upload it using the InLinkz widget at the bottom of THIS POST. You have a chance to win a Trinity Stamps gift certificate! Today I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog with this far out birthday card inspiration featuring some fun products that I am using for the first time!

I had a general idea of what I wanted to create so I jumped right into my background. I blended peacock feathers, mustard seed and picked raspberry distress inks on a 4×5.25 panel and then went over the whole thing with black soot. I spritzed it with water and then splattered silver and gold watercolor for extra stars. After that dried I ran it through my die cut machine with the starry skies coverplate. This die only gives the stitching detail which is so much fun!

Next I pulled out my make-a-spaceship dies and had a blast cutting out and building my own spaceship! I used vellum for the largest spaceship die and then various colors for the rest. My favorite are the shiny gold accents. Because my spaceship has a see-through window, I decided to put one of the Monster Love monsters inside for fun! I popped this up on my starry sky with foam squares and moved on to a sentiment.

I chose a sentiment from Otter Space – heat embossed it and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I love that about this set – the words have dies too! Then I used liquid glue to attach them to my sky too!

Finally I popped the whole panel up on a black card base with foam tape and my card is finished. I had so much fun creating this card with so many different techniques!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – National Iced Tea Day

Hello everyone! Today is National Iced Tea Day and we’re celebrating with a fun inspiration hop and a giveaway with the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s team today! Be sure to head over and check out the fun HERE! More details at the bottom too so keep scrolling!

Here’s the fun card that I made! I combined a few awesome Super Sponsors together to make this fun cup of iced tea. I took the cup from Paper Smooches Caffeinated and added the glasses from the set. Then I switched over to Trinity Stamps Coffee with Character for the ice cubes and lemon wedge. I stamped and colored everything and then used my scan-n-cut to cut it out.

Next, I took a white cardbase and a couple of Trinity Stamps stencils – foundations circles and catching some rays – with a variety of yellow inks and my blending buddy brushes! I used the medium yellow ink and stamped the lemon wedge from Coffee With Character across the card front from top left to bottom right. I chose a sentiment from Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea and stamped it in black on the bottom right corner and attached my images with foam squares.

Last, I added some fun finishing touches like glossy accents to the cup glasses and lemon wedge and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to the ice cubes. I also decided on a scattering of Nuvo Crystal Drops in dandelion yellow mixed in with the lemon wedges in the background.

Such a happy, fun card and also a fun farewell to Paper Smooches who just announced the retirement of the shop. You might want to head over there and pick up your wishlist goodies while supplies last. She’s having a sale until everything is sold out.

And just a reminder to head over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog to find the complete list of links to hop along. Comment for a chance to win a $15 gift card to your choice of one Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Super Sponsor. The winner will be chosen from one of the comments on any one of the blogs so be sure to comment on each to increase your chances of winning!

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!